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Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR

Film still from LITHUANIA AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE USSR. A poster with the words "Bye, bye USSR".

Sat 21.01.

  • Director

    Jonas Mekas

  • USA / 2009
    286 min. / Digital file / Original version

  • Program

    Cold and New Wars

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 2

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Free admission

Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR “is made up of footage that I took with my Sony from the television newscasts during the collapse of the USSR, with the home noises in the background. It's a capsule record of what happened and how it happened during that crucial period as recorded by the television newscasters. It can be also viewed as a classic Greek drama in which the destinies of nations are changed drastically by the unbending, boarding on irrational. Will of one single man, one small nation determined to regain it freedom, backed by Olympus in its fight against the Might & Power, against the impossible.” (J.M.)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media